About Superintendent Rick Bagley, Ed.D.
Dr. Rick Bagley began his tenure as Superintendent of the Ross Valley School District (RVSD) in August, 2014. With over four decades of real-life experience in teaching, learning and educational leadership, Dr. Bagley helped improve students’ outcomes, joy of learning and lifelong success in public school systems large and small.
Prior to joining RVSD, Dr. Bagley proudly served in a number of school and district leadership positions, including Deputy Superintendent/Chief Business Official, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Director of Student Services/Special Education and classroom teacher at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. An unapologetic lifelong learner, in 2012 Dr. Bagley earned his doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, where he completed a dissertation entitled, “The Sustainability of Superintendent-Led Reform to Improve Student Achievement.” He holds a master’s degree in Special Education and another in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University, Los Angeles, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Credentialed by our state in elementary education, special education and administrative services, Dr. Bagley has also taught graduate-level courses in school finance, school law, human resources and special education at USC, California State University, Los Angeles and as a member of the adjunct faculty of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education at California State University, Northridge. A product of California’s public school system from kindergarten through high school, Dr. Bagley is a passionate and outspoken supporter of high quality, well-resourced, democratically-governed, neighborhood public schools.
Dr. Bagley believes that through a unified and sustained commitment to collaboration, learning, inspiring, mentoring and believing (CLIMB), all RVSD students can and will have the opportunity to reach their unique potential throughout their school careers and beyond.